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  • In 'Muppets Most Wanted,' a different tone for Kermit and the gang

    In 'Muppets Most Wanted,' a different tone for Kermit and the gang
    Tina Fey looks to be a less friendly face for the beloved Muppets in this weekend's sequel "Muppets Most Wanted," playing Siberian prison guard Nadya. But Fey said her role in the new film belies her feelings about the fuzzy creatures -- like many cast...
  • March 2014 TV premieres, finales, movies, specials

    March 2014 TV premieres, finales, movies, specials
    Norma Bates brings her special brand of mothering back to TV in March with the second season premiere of "Bates Motel." Viewers also can look forward to new seasons of "Da Vinci's Demons," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Call the Midwife," "Suits" and "Mr....
  • John Henson, son of Muppets founder, dies at 48

    John Henson, son of Muppets founder, dies at 48
    John Henson, who occasionally performed as a puppeteer in the Muppets troupe his father founded, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in upstate New York. He was 48 and did not have a history of heart trouble, his sister Cheryl said. His father,...
  • PASSINGS: John Henson

    PASSINGS: John Henson
    John Henson Son of Muppets founder Jim Henson John Henson, 48, who occasionally performed as a puppeteer in the famed Muppets troupe his father founded, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in Saugerties, New York. He did not have a history of...
  • Do tell, MIT, what exactly is Street-Fighting Mathematics?

    Do tell, MIT, what exactly is Street-Fighting Mathematics?
    From January to March, the academic calendar is dominated by the admissions process. You can find me this time of year poring over hundreds of grad school applications. In my 10 years of reading such applications, I have borne witness to an alarming...
  • Black List 2013: Kubrick, spaceships and 'shovel lists' dominate

    Black List 2013: Kubrick, spaceships and 'shovel lists' dominate
    Over the years, Hollywood’s Black List has developed a reputation for showcasing the bold and the quirky: unproduced scripts that went on to become left-field hits likeĀ  “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Juno” -- or, like the drunk-...
  • The other Birdman

    The other Birdman
    Before Caroll Spinney began playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street," he bombed at a puppeteering festival in Utah. Bad lighting washed out the video-projected animations on the screen, so Spinney, convinced his performance was a disaster,...
  • Caroll Spinney's proudly worn Big Bird's yellow feathers for 45 years

    Caroll Spinney's proudly worn Big Bird's yellow feathers for 45 years
    Imagine your dream grandpa: He's the best storyteller. Dotes on your grandma. Has plenty of sage wisdom to share. Calls you "cutie." Oh, and he's also Big Bird. That's basically Caroll Spinney, the 80-year-old puppeteer who has played the 8-foot-...
  • ‘Muppets Most Wanted’: Ricky Gervais humble before Miss Piggy, Kermit

     
    Cinema has plenty of classic couples — Hepburn and Tracy, Bogart and Bacall, Brad and Angie — but few are […]...
  • Puppets with purpose

     
    “Gruff!” is not your typical fairy tale. Loosely based on the fable “Three Billy Goats Gruff” there are goats and there are trolls, but there is also a message of sustainability. Mix in fuzzy Muppet-like puppets, wacky...
  • John Henson dies: Son of Muppet creator Jim Henson was 48

     
    John Henson, the younger son of Muppet creator Jim Henson and a Sweetums performer, has died at the age of 48....